Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Scrub-a-dub-dub, Noah's too BIG for a Tub!

Here you will see our birthday boy Noah! His birthday was last weekend, but we didn't get a picture of him! Yesterday we gave each of the horses a bath. As I mentioned already, Noah has grown so much that he is way too big for a tub! He has grown so much! Although he didn't like the water at first, he did relax a little after Maria started to massage in the soap. Unfortunately the baths we gave them didn't last very long as most of them rolled in the grass and dirt after we let them loose in the pasture. Oh well, a horse will be a horse!

Riva (our throughbred mare) gave birth to a colt during the flood fight of 2008 last year. Consequently we named him Noah, after the story of Noah and the flood in the Bible. Happy Birthday Noah!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hot Mama!

Wow what a hot day! With Marion County having a heat advisory and highs being forcasted in the high 90's, we thought it would be best to cancel lessons for the day. So what are we doing? Of course we are still working! Some maybe are working harder than others, but we are working! You can see me (Alicia) and Java sitting in the office. Although the office is not air conditioned yet, it is still a good 15 degrees cooler than outside.
Java, our chocolate lab, is scheduled to have puppies any day now. With it being so incredibly hot outside, we have let her come into the office to lay on the cool floor. She probably won't stay long as she seems to be getting closer and closer to popping out her babies. And let me tell you, we are NOT having 15 babies born in the HIS Ranch office! We are not sure yet how many there will be, but she had 11 in her first litter and 13 in her second. Therefore, if she does keep going in her trend, she'll have 15 this litter. I'll keep you posted on our hot mama!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Transitions is back!

Last Thursday HIS Ranch was blessed with an opportunity to serve Transitions of Quincy. This group of mentally and physically handicapped adults were so excited to be able to see, touch, and ride horses. With groups like these, it is very apparent how the love of a horse is such great therapy to a soul! What a blessing it is to work with our "angels in horse hair!"